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Did You Know That Japan Has A Completely Ridiculous Penis Festival Once A Year?

It features some really big penises.

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Bit of a shocker. So the young woman sought help from a blacksmith, who fashioned an iron phallus to break the demon's teeth, and that's why it became a shrine.

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But today, the festival is used to raise money for HIV research.

This post has been corrected to reflect the fact that some of the information came from Wikipedia.

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